cancer program at Bon Secours Community Hospital
Our goal is the improvement of quality patient care through multidisciplinary cancer programs concerned with the prevention, early diagnosis, pretreatment evaluation, staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, surveillance for recurrent disease and multiple primary tumors, psychosocial support, and the hospice concept.
Our program includes:
- A multidisciplinary Cancer Committee that meets at least quarterly to coordinate all cancer activities within our facility. Our Cancer Committee consists of physician members from medical oncology, radiation oncology, diagnostic radiology, pathology, surgery, internal medicine, family practice, cardiology, pediatrics, gynecology, and gastroenterology with participants also from the non-physician area including administration, nursing, dietary, social services, health information, cancer registry, medical care review and quality management, and rehabilitation.
- Twice monthly Tumor Board/Cancer Conferences with multidisciplinary attendance with physicians from all appropriate disciplines to discuss all major cancer sites representing the institutions case mix. Physician participants are awarded Category I Continuing Medical Education Credits sponsored by the Medical Society County of Orange.
- Two in-house Patient Care Evaluation Studies performed each year under the direction of the Cancer Committee, as well as participation in studies on the national level with the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB). The NCDB is the governing board responsible for national studies of patient management and outcome. An annual report is produced on the entire spectrum of the program. The yearly report includes a narrative of activities, and in-depth statistical reviews with comparisons of national and local data. The annual NCDB report also includes a site focus study that features a thorough and statistical review of the disease's particular site with anaylsis and survival rate provided.